It’s simply amazing how high gas prices negatively impact sectors of our economy that one would have never imagined possible. In this case, health care workers are having difficulty dealing with the higher cost of fuel prompting some to leave for other positions. (
Christine Mair, a companion to elderly people and graduate student, drives hundreds of miles every week taking clients to lunch, to doctor visits and shopping.
Mair's agency, the nonprofit A Helping Hand, provides companion services to 400 people each year in Orange, Durham,
"It gets pricey," she said.